After my practice, I like to have a cup of coffee and read for a bit, but the coffee just wasn't seeming to fit in so well with the feeling of rejuvenation and relaxation that comes after yoga and meditation. So, I decided to make some yogi tea instead. What I love about it is that its energizing and warming without caffeine. Its not dehydrating either.
Yogi tea is known to help stimulate digestive fire and detoxify your system. It is also said to strengthen bones and soothe tired muscles. It came to the US in the 1060's with Yogi Bhajan who routinely served it to his students after yoga practice and so became known as yogi tea.
I found this recipe in the Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda.
Here's the recipe:
10 ounces water
4 whole cardamom pods
1/2 stick cinnamon
5 whole cloves
1 slice ginger root
Milk and Honey to taste
Bring water to a boil. Add spices and boil on medium low heat for 20 minutes. Strain and add milk and honey if desired.
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